The Kincaid Rural Emergency Care Memorial Scholarship Award

The Kincaid Rural Emergency Care Memorial Scholarship offers annual scholarships (in the amount of $1000) to graduate students in pursuit of specialty education in emergency care.  Established in 2020, this award is offered in memory of Kyle Kincaid, DNP, FNP, ENP for his long-standing efforts in ENP leadership, innovation & advocacy.

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Applicants must be licensed as a registered nurse, have at least one semester of classes completed and be scheduled to complete an eligible NP program between fall (December) 2020 and summer (August) 2021. In honor of Dr. Kincaid, as a founder of AAENP, the inaugural 2020 scholarship award is available to members only. Priority deadline is August 15, 2020.

Award recipients must demonstrate:

  • financial needs
  • prior academic achievement (minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • a commitment to rural & underserved communities
  • leadership qualities
  • US citizenship

Priority selection will be given to applicants from the state of Texas, and applicants who are first-generation college students*.

Award recipients:

  • may attend graduate academic ENP programs anywhere in the United States
  • must continue to make satisfactory academic progress to remain eligible for continued scholarship funding. Their overall cumulative GPA cannot fall below a 3.0.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Not be a member of the AAENP Board of Directors or a relative of a current AAENP Board Member or State Representative.
  • Not be an AAENP staff member or be related to an AAENP staff member.
  • Must have at least one semester of your current program completed.
  • Must complete your program between fall (December) 2020 and summer (August) 2021.

Eligible Disciplines

Applicants should be enrolled in one of these academic disciplines:

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing (Nurse Practitioner Track).
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-master’s or BSN to DNP).
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing.

Supporting Documents

To apply, please provide these additional documents with your application:

  • Current CV or Résumé.
  • Copy of Your NP Program of Study
  • Copy of Your Most Recent Official, Certified Transcript.
  • Description of post-graduation intent regarding rural and/or underserved work engagement.
  • Two current, professional letters of support that speak to your academic potential and professional experiences.

* The U.S. Department of Education defines a “first-generation college student” as- (A) an individual both of whose parents did not complete a baccalaureate degree; or (B) in the case of any individual who regularly resided with and received support from only one parent, an individual whose only such parent did not complete a baccalaureate degree.

Distribution of Funds:  Scholarship will go directly to the institution on the student’s behalf.

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